winding


winding
n.
1 in senses of WIND(2) v.
2 curved or sinuous motion or movement.
3 a a thing that is wound round or coiled. b Electr. coils of wire as a conductor round an armature etc.
Phrases and idioms:
winding-engine a machine for hoisting. winding-sheet a sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial.

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